Back to All Events

Art in the Aspens Live Workshop


A workshop with Dennis Perrin is more than just a teaching event about technique and picture making. It's a comprehensive seminar on how to think about painting, where a painting comes from, a self-examination of the question "Why Paint,?" as well as a thorough exploration of color, value, temperature, technique and materials. Attending a Perrin workshop ensures a complete exposure to the lineage of the great painters historically, and an immersion in the full enjoyment of the Creative Process. By teaching students to imagine and visualize their completed paintings, Perrin provides the student with an infallible road map to the successful completion of any creative project. Through discussion, slide shows, and demonstration, Perrin gives the student a complete of understanding of the Perrin Method™ as well as a toolbox full of useful, practical tools that will perpetually serve the aspiring artist, accomplished amateur, or professional painter in the realization of their visions. 

The workshop begins with a lively session of introductions, followed by a development of intentionality. Perrin then lays out the Perrin Method™, its historical precedents, and its direct application to painting. He also brings everyone up to speed with the Checkerboard Illusion, the Color Illusion, and the Value based Simplification process. This is followed by a complete demonstration of a painting, step-by-step, from conception to completion.

We will be working in studio painting Still-life and a model.

Non-painting spouses are welcome. There is great skiing this time of year an hour away at Monarch Ski Area near the town of Salida.

$2,295 This price includes not include the model fee of $40. All-inclusive, private room, three meals daily, appetizers after class, and wine or beer with happy hour and with dinner. Chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Catering will be preparing all of our meals as well as appetizers at the close of class. We can accommodate any dietary issues you may have. Massage also available after class.

Lower cost option: $1475 + 40 model fee. Participants may choose the option of staying in our lovely Casita one block from the Inn, (walking distance) or at the Springhill Suites (one mile away.) All meals and after class appetizers and cocktails are still included at the Inn. 

Mineral spirits available for $10 for the duration of the class.

Shuttle service available from the Colorado Springs Airport for a small additional fee.

Earlier Event: February 10
Live Workshop: San Anselmo, CA
Later Event: July 10
Art in Maine: A Summer Retreat